|Books by Kristan Higgins|
author of nearly twenty novels, which have been translated into more than two dozen languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Her books have received many awards and accolades, including starred reviews from Kirkus, the New York Journal of Books, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and Booklist.
She is a six-time nominee for The Kirkus Prize for best work of fiction and a three-time winner of the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA Award. Kristan lives in Connecticut with her heroic firefighter husband, their two kind-hearted, snarky and long-lashed children and several poorly behaved animals. In addition to being an author, Kristan is an award-winning baker and a fan of naps, books and movies, not necessarily in that order.
Q&A with Kristan Higgins:
1. What genres do you write?
Women’s fiction and romantic comedy
2.Coffee or tea lover?
3 Name one thing on your bucket list
4. Do you have pets?
Luther, doggy mutt
Huckleberry: magnificent cat god
5. When I wake up every morning I… tell everyone in the house about my exciting dreams, even though they try not to listen.
6. Do you have any hobbies or particular skills?
I’m a baby whisperer, a champion bed-maker and a pretty good baker.
7. Weirdest or unique thing you own.
This Christmas, my daughter gave me a little cardboard box containing one of her toenails, that came off when she banged her toe. So yeah, that’s the weirdest. For now, anyway.
8. What do you hope readers will experience or gain when reading your stories?
Laugh, cry, laugh again, and feel like they’ve made a friend.
9. What inspired you to write Good Luck With That?
for her heartfelt novels filled with humor and wisdom. Now, she tackles
an issue every woman deals with: body image and self-acceptance.Emerson,
Georgia, and Marley have been best friends ever since they met at a
weight-loss camp as teens. When Emerson tragically passes away, she
leaves one final wish for her best friends: to conquer the fears they
still carry as adults.For each of them, that means something
different. For Marley, it’s coming to terms with the survivor’s guilt
she’s carried around since her twin sister’s death, which has left her
blind to the real chance for romance in her life. For Georgia, it’s
about learning to stop trying to live up to her mother’s and brother’s
ridiculous standards, and learning to accept the love her ex-husband has tried to give her.But as Marley and Georgia grow stronger, the real meaning of Emerson’s dying wish becomes truly clear: more than anything, she wanted her friends to love themselves.A novel of compassion and insight, Good Luck With That tells the story of two women who learn to embrace themselves just the way they are.